Recent Grants: Belvedere Historic Preservation Grant Program

2016 Grants

  • Centre Street Congregational Church, Machias, to restore and preserve the stained-glass window at the church entrance: $15,000
  • Eastbrook Town House Preservation Committee, Eastbrook, to repoint masonry: $15,000
  • Hancock County Auditorium/The Grand, Ellsworth, to repaint the tower and repair access stairs: $7,500
  • St. Croix Historical Society, Calais, to restore the front entrance and porch of the Holmestead on Main Street: $9,905
  • Town of Whiting, to install a more accessible bathroom in the Union Meeting House: $14,372
  • Town of Swan's Island, to restore the piazza of the keeper's house at Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station: $14,130
  • Association Culturelle et Historique du Mont Carmel, Lille, to remove zinc from the ceiling and clean the original plaster: $15,000
  • Catholic Charities Maine, Portland, to repair and repaint ceilings, walls, and trim at St. Elizabeth's Child Development Center: $12,000
  • Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Camden, to restore clock faces: $5,000
  • Citizens for Squirrel Point, Arrowsic, to restore the collapsing south porch of the keeper's house: $7,500
  • Eddington-Clifton Civic Center, Eddington, to help complete restoration of 56 original windows: $15,000
  • Friends of L.C. Bates, Hinckley, for window restoration at the L.C. Bates Museum: $10,000
  • Kennebec Historical Society, Augusta, to repair and preserve 30 windows in the Kennebec Historical Society building: $5,000
  • Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, Portland, for the second of a four-phase window restoration project: $7,500
  • Pejepscot Historical Society, Brunswick, to conserve four stained-glass windows in the Skolfield-Whittier House on Park Row: $7,875
  • Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor, to repair water and air leaks and wall insulation of the Bangor Opera House auditorium: $8,000
  • The Readfield Union Meeting House Company, Readfield, to continue restoration of murals: $8,000
  • Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead, Hallowell, for rooftop repair and house painting: $8,900

2015 Grants

  • Bath Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem, Bath, for drainage improvements and foundation waterproofing: $7,165
  • Border Historical Society, Eastport, to finish repairs on the front of the Bradish Bakery Building: $15,000
  • Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, to replace rotted wood details and repaint wood clapboard siding of the Kimball House: $7,500
  • Castine Scientific Society, Castine, for window repairs in the Wilson Museum's historic John Perkins House: $5,562
  • Eastbrook Town House, Eastbrook, for foundation work on the building: $4,500
  • Engine, Inc., Biddeford,  to complete a building assessment leading to rehabilitation and restoration of the historic Marble Block's façade: $15,000
  • First Congregational Church, Cherryfield, to restore and update the Lamb House: $15,000
  • Friends of River Meeting House, Vassalboro, for foundation repairs of the meeting house: $7,900
  • Greater Portland Landmarks, Portland, to stablilize and correct deficiencies in masonry of the William Stafford House: $10,000
  • Hancock County Auditorium, Ellsworth, to replace wood panels on the lower facade with black granite, and to repair and reseal the facade window of The Grand: $15,000
  • History House Association, Skowhegan, for the Skowhegan History House Museum shutters reconstruction project: $5,000
  • Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, Portland, to complete window restoration for Mechanics’ Hall: $13,545
  • McLaughlin Foundation, South Paris, for a new roof: $7,500
  • Mount Desert Island Historical Society, Mount Desert, for major repairs and maintenance of the Selectmen's Building: $7,000
  • Saco Grange, Saco, for chimney and chimney flashing repair, roof replacement, installing attic and rear stairwell roof: $14,825
  • St. Croix Fire House, Calais, to repoint and repair the front facade: $15,000
  • Tate House Museum, Portland, for window repairs: $10,000
  • Committee to Restore the Abyssinian, Portland, for west facade restoration of the Abyssinian Meeting House: $10,000
  • Readfield Union Meeting House, Readfield, to preserve and restore unique trompe l'oeil wall murals: $8,000
  • Town of Limerick, for window restoration of Old Limerick Town Hall: $7,500

2014 Grants

  • Association Culturelle et Historique du Mont-Carmel, Lille, for roofing and interior painting: $15,000
  • Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society, Inc., Deer Isle-Stonington, for window repairs: $7,610
  • John B. Curtis Free Public Library, Bradford, for window repairs: $14,308
  • Lubec Landmarks, Lubec, for foundation siding, doors, and exterior painting: $11,950
  • Otisfield Historical Society, Otisfield, for Old Town House restoration: $6,500
  • Quoddy Tides Foundation, Eastport, for windows for the Tides Institute and Museum of Art: $15,000
  • Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton, for Webb House restoration: $9,000
  • Saco Grange, Saco, for electrical work: $2,572
  • Soldiers Memorial Library, Hiram, for interior painting and refinishing hardwood floors: $2,754
  • Town of Searsport, Searsport, Carver Memorial Library roofing and exterior trim: $8,475
  • Town of Whiting, Union Meeting House restoration: $15,000
  • Union Hall Restoration Committee, Columbia Falls, for the Union Hall restoration project: $15,000
  • Union Historical Society, Union, for Union Old Town House interior painting and floor refinishing: $5,750
  • Victoria Mansion, Portland, for sills and framing restoration: $15,000
  • Willowbrook Village, Newfield, for windows and ant and beetle extermination at the William Durgin House: $14,005

2013 Grants

  • Border Historical Society, Eastport, to support the Bradish Bakery building renovation: $5,000
  • First Congregational Church of Kittery Point, Kittery Point, for the preservation of windows: $15,000
  • Friends of Sequin Island, Georgetown, to support the continued restoration/maintenance of the Seguin Island Light Station: $5,000
  • Friends of the Church on the Hill, Addison, to reproduce and paint 20 shutters: $6,000
  • Hancock County Auditorium Associates, Ellsworth, to repair and replace a roof over the Grand Auditorium office area: $10,000
  • Monhegan Island Historical and Cultural Museum Association, Monhegan Island, for a new roof on the lighthouse keeper's dwelling at Monhegan Light Station: $5,000
  • Mount Desert Island Historical Society, Mount Desert, to support repairs and maintenance of the Selectman's Building in Mount Desert: $5,000
  • Town of Camden, Camden, to restore an exterior stone wall at Camden Public Library: $12,500
  • Town of Machias, Machias, to support renovation of the town's historic railroad depot: $13,000
  • Town of Whiting, Whiting, for restoration of windows in the Union Meeting House: $10,000
  • Trinitarian Congregation Church of Castine, Castine, for the steeple-painting project: $15,000
  • Troy Union Church, Winter Harbor, to complete phase 1 of the belfry tower repair: $15,000
  • Washburn-Norlands Foundation Inc., Livermore, for stabilization/preservation of 12 historic windows in the mansion's ell: $15,000

2012 Grants

  • Association culturelle et historique du Mont-Carmel, Lille, for continuing interior repair and painting of Musee culterel du Mont-Carmel: $10,000
  • Beatrix Farrand Society, Bar Harbor, to continue repurposing of Garland Farm: $7,500
  • Cary Library, Houlton, for preservation work on the granite exterior of the library building: $6,000
  • Freeport Historical Society, Freeport, to address moisture issues and vandalism-related damage at Historic Pettingill Farm: $8,000
  • Friends of the St. Lawrence Church, Portland, for exterior restoration and restoration of the cupola: $5,000
  • Friends of the Church on the Hill, Addison, for restoration of windows, shutters, and exterior doors: $15,000
  • Hancock County Auditorium Associates, Ellsworth, for restoration to the building to assure watertightness and patron safety: $14,000
  • Madison Public Library, Madison, for energy efficiency improvements to the library: $5,000
  • McLaughlin Foundation, South Paris, for roofing, masonry, and window restoration: $14,000
  • Pittsfield Historical Society, Pittsfield, for exterior siding, trim, and painting: $11,000
  • Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor, to replace the roof of historic Hammond Hall: $14,000
  • St. Croix No 1 Fire House Association, Calais, for restoration of windows, repair of the kitchen foundation, and purchase of a commercial dishwasher: $11,400

2011 Grants

  • Association culturelle et historique du Mont-Carmel, Lille, for continuing interior repair and painting of Musee culterel du Mont-Carmel: $10,000
  • Beatrix Farrand Society, Bar Harbor, to continue repurposing of Garland Farm: $7,500
  • Cary Library, Houlton, for preservation work on the granite exterior of the library building: $6,000
  • Freeport Historical Society, Freeport, to address moisture issues and vandalism-related damage at Historic Pettingill Farm: $8,000
  • Friends of the St. Lawrence Church, Portland, for exterior restoration and restoration of the cupola: $5,000
  • Friends of the Church on the Hill, Addison, for restoration of windows, shutters, and exterior doors: $15,000
  • Hancock County Auditorium Associates, Ellsworth, for restoration to the building to assure watertightness and patron safety: $14,000
  • Madison Public Library, Madison, for energy efficiency improvements to the library: $5,000
  • McLaughlin Foundation, South Paris, for roofing, masonry, and window restoration: $14,000
  • Pittsfield Historical Society, Pittsfield, for exterior siding, trim, and painting: $11,000
  • Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor, to replace the roof of historic Hammond Hall: $14,000
  • St. Croix No 1 Fire House Association, Calais, for restoration of windows, repair of the kitchen foundation, and purchase of a commercial dishwasher: $11,400